Most Helpful Girl
A good used car, yes!
My dad is realllllyyy good at finding great deals on used cars. He's helped find two of my cousins and my older sister used cars for $5000 in really great condition. All you gotta do is scout the internet and stop to look at any cars with signs on them that peak your interest, you'd be surprised what great deals you can find!1
Most Helpful Guy
Yes you'll be fine as long as you choose a reliable car in good condition. Don't blow your money on an older fast car known for unreliability.
For example, getting a Honda Accord would be wise. My 2nd car that I knew what I was getting into is an early 90's corvette, which you could get buy today for around $7k, of which having owned it for 5 years or so has required around $5k in replacement parts. Not a smart car for someone's only car, but I just have it for weekend fun mostly.1